VALENTINE'S DAY DIY: mini gift boxes

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

I love a good Valentine's craft and this one is particularly adorable, so excuse the amount of photos - I just couldn't pick my favourites! This little DIY was destined as a guest post for Polly's blog, A Rowan Tree, while she's travelling the world, but I just couldn't get it done over there. I'm sharing some of my favourite Valentine's DIYs over on her blog though, so pop over there if you want to make something a big bigger for that special someone (and some guy-friendly ideas as well)!



These tiny gift boxes are made from little matchboxes I got from eBay. I collected a bunch of crafting scraps and sat down with a cup of tea for a few hours to make these. I got a bit obsessed and before I knew it the whole afternoon had passed! I used magazine pages, wrapping paper leftovers and some old greetings cards - the Anthropologie catalogue turned out a few beauties too! I just used double sided sticky tape to secure the paper and made sure to cut out little rectangles as lining too.



They really are tiny, so they would make a perfect box for little rings, sweets and love notes. The trouble is, I love them all so much, it's going to be a bit difficult giving them away!


17 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! What a cute idea. I love the little pink one with the gold heart. xxx

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    1. Thank you! I made extra of those to give away :)

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  2. loving these, have you seen matchboxes like ' hug in a box' type things? where you get a little stuffed animal inside or something similar!? popped over from your guest post at Poppy's, so pleased to find you!

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    1. Thanks Emily! Yes I have - I love anything like that, but these ones are SO tiny, I think I would have thrown them out the window if I'd tried to make anything to fit inside.

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  3. These are super cute! I love little boxes and tend to keep any that I get (not really knowing what to do with them). I love the little gold heart one - so sweet x

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    1. I'm going to have to find a use for them so i don't have to give them all away

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  5. So cute. Great way to deliver little goodies to friends.

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    1. Only really tiny goodies though! Can just about squeeze in a few Love Hearts ;)

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  6. Super cute! So perfect for putting little trinkets in. Would be an awesome idea for kids to use for school to... a little chocolate heart for their sweetheart perhaps ;)

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  7. Super cute! So perfect for putting little trinkets in. Would be an awesome idea for kids to use for school to... a little chocolate heart for their sweetheart perhaps ;)

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